|Subject: Re: Southeastern US|
Sounds like a great trip, and you've gotten some wonderful
suggestions. I don't know in which order you're going, but I would
suggest that you take US 23 from Asheville to Atlanta (or vice
It is drop-dead gorgeous; I travel it several times a year and never
tire of it. Most of it is 3- or 4-lane. It goes thru several quaint
towns (and some not-so-quaint ones, too) including (N-S) Dillsboro,
NC, Mtn. City, GA, Dillard, GA, and Clayton, GA. If you like
antiques you'll find many places of interest along this route. You
can catch some more great scenery en route to Atlanta by going over
thru Helen and Clarkesville.
I'm not a restaurant expert, but one fun food place is just north of
the NC/GA border on 23 ... the Spring Hill Creamery. It is a dairy
and they have fresh milk products for sale, including yummy fresh
icecream. Also, if you're going to be in or near Columbus, GA (just
south of Atlanta), there's a BBQ restaurant there that is out of this
world; I think it's called Friendly's, but I'll need to check on that.
If you want more specific directions for anything I've suggested,
please feel free to email me privately.
Cindy in Toccoa, GA